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Selling a Car? Get Vehicle History Reports From Vetted Websites. Here’s How:

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The Federal Trade Commission has been hearing about a new scam targeting people who are selling their cars online. They’re getting calls or texts from people who claim to be interested in buying the car — but first want to see a car history report. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Results of Darien Teen Survey on Local Strengths and Risky Behaviors: Presentation on Tuesday, Oct 23

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The Community Fund of Darien will announce on Tuesday the results from a survey of 1,800 Darien teenagers from the 7th through the 12th grade. They were asked about aspects of their lives that encouraged and discouraged risky behaviors like substance abuse. The survey results will be made available and discussed at a 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 forum at Darien Library. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Used Cooking Oil Stolen Overnight from Behind Downtown Restaurant

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At 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, police were told by a restaurant employee that someone with a white van was siphoning out used cooking oil from a container behind the Sugar Bowl restaurant at 1033 Post Road. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Items Stolen from Three Unlocked Vehicles and a Mailbox, Same Night, Most in Same Area of Town

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Along with the normal thefts from unlocked vehicles overnight, 10 thank-y0u cards were taken from a mailbox sometime overnight from Monday to Tuesday, Oct. 8 to 9 — all but one in the same area of town. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Waterloo for Bonaparte: Police Say Stamford Man Caught with Pot, Pills, Some Apparently for Sale

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A 24-year-old man, according to Darien police, had a slew of packages of marijuana along with some other drugs with him while driving without a front license plate, with a back license plate for a different car, with a driver’s license under suspension, and with no insurance on the car — which was without a current registration. (more…) Continue Reading →

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One Apparently Unlocked Vehicle Stolen, Then Found; Other Unlocked Vehicles Entered

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One car was — briefly — missing and two other vehicles were entered in Darien on two different nights last weekend. As usual, all three vehicles apparently hadn’t been locked. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Shopper Turns Her Back on Her Purse, Bank Soon Tells Her $8,513 in Charges Attempted

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A woman shopping at a Darien supermarket on Friday turned her back on her cart, which held her purse, which held her wallet, which a man stole. Not only did she have no money for her groceries, but her bank s0on told her three attempts were made to spend a total of $8,513 in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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